Michigan medicaid expansion

9:40 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Snyder cuts short Israel trip to push for Medicaid expansion in Michigan

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Governor hopes to persuade Senate Republicans to support plan to expand health care coverage for poor
LANSING - A proposal to expand and reform Medicaid in Michigan remains stalled in the state Senate. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder - who supports Medicaid expansion - is cutting short his trade trip to Israel and is expected to be back in Michigan by mid-morning Thursday, according to Lt. Gov.
9:22 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Medicaid expansion vote on hold in Michigan Senate

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Bill was approved last week by state House with Democrats mostly in favor and Republican split
LANSING - A proposal to expand and reform Medicaid under federal health care law may be bogging down in the Michigan Senate. The Republican-led Senate adjourned Tuesday without voting on the proposal - and it's not clear if the chamber will put the measure up for a vote when it reconvenes Wednesday, leaving its prospects in doubt.
Medicaid expansion
8:19 am
Mon June 17, 2013

State Senate could vote this week on Medicaid expansion

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Kevin Lavery, WKAR

The Michigan Senate could vote this week on a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage in the state. 

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6:35 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Medicaid expansion approved by state House

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Bill now goes to Senate. Governor Snyder supports expansion
Lansing - Legislation to extend Medicaid health coverage to as many as 470,000 Michiganians passed 76-31 in the state House late Thursday. The controversial bill, unpopular among many Republicans, broadens the federal health insurance program for the poor to include adults with incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty level, or $15,281 a year for an individual.
9:41 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Michigan House committee approves Medicaid expansion bill

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House could vote on bill this week, Senate next week
LANSING - A proposal to expand Medicaid under federal health care law has cleared its first hurdle in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature. The House's Michigan Competitiveness Committee advanced House Bill 4714 on Wednesday by a 9-5 vote - sending the measure to the House floor. Republicans were divided while Democrats generally supported the proposal.